Graphic Novel Review: Dalston Monsterzz
Posted on November 29, 2018 at 11:15 am by Gene Ambaum
Dalston Monsterzz by Dilraj Mann. Nobrow, 2017. 9781910620359. 76pp.
This oversized graphic novel is beautiful and odd and slightly hard to follow in a way that feels like part of its epic strangeness. East London is full of colorful monsters and well-designed gangs. When hip, attractive, acrobatic young characters aren’t traveling around on scooters, they’re riding monsters. There are acts of violence, complicated page layouts, and many strikingly red panels that take place in a labyrinth — flipping through it will wow you. (But will the pink-haired young woman remind you of someone you went to high school with, too? No idea.)